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Football: Lille capture Danish defender Kjaer

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Danish central defender Simon Kjaer has joined French side Lille from Wolfsburg on a four-yeal deal, the Ligue 1 club announced Friday.

Local media reported that Lille paid two million euros ($2.57 million, £1.72 million) to secure the services of the 24-year-old, who has been capped 35 times at international level.

"I think it's the right choice for me now to come here. I'm very happy to call myself a Lille player," Kjaer told LOSC.fr.

"Everyone knows about Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco now and I find the league a very interesting one. I can't wait to get started."

Kjaer joined Wolfsburg from Palermo in 2010, spending the 2011/12 season on loan at Roma, and is expected to replace Cameroonian Aurelien Chedjou, who left Lille for Turkish club Galatasaray.

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